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and bodies with* Tettm, astbcPricfls did. Thisauflcritie coiuiaucd ayearc * Tobicct.

The



8o2 Of the^li^ious places and perfons inNew SpainejO-c. Chap.I2.;



The Priefls likcwife rofc at mid-night , and retyred themfclucs into a large place
where were many lights, and there drew bloud, as the former, from their legs, then did
theyfctthefe Bodkins vpon the battlements of the Court, fiickt in flraw, that the peo-
ple might fee. Ncy ther might they vfc one Bodkin twice. The Prirfles aifo vfcd great
fafls of fine or cenne dayes together, before their great Feafls. Some of them to prel'erue
their chaflitie, flit their members in the midfl, and did a hundred thinges to make them-
fclues impotent, left they (hould offend their Gods. They drunke no Wine , and flepc
litle, for that the greatcfl: part of their exercifes were by nighr.

Thy did vfealfo (that the feifctyrannifing Catholike (hould not out-vic merits) to
Difciplinethemfelucs with cords full of knots, wherein the people likewife came not
bchinde incruciProceflions, cfpeciallyonthcFeaftof7'(r^c-<z//p«c<«, lafhing thenifelues
■ with knotted yI/<i»^»fv-cordsouerthe flioulders. The Prieft fafled fiue dayes before
that Feafl, eating btit once a day, and abflaining from their Wiues; the whips fupply-
ingthofe delicacies,
i Lop de Com. Gcmara' fpeakcth of others, bcfides thofc yong ones before mentioned, which liucd

part.'i.pag.i96. in thofeCloyfters ,fome being ficke, for their recoueric; fomeinexrremepoucrtic, to
find reliefej fome for riches,for long lifc,for good husbands.tor many children,and fome
for ver tue : cuery one abode there as long as they had vowed, and after vfcd their liber-
tie. Thei'roffices were to fpinne Cotton, Wool!, and feathers, andtoweauc cloth for
their Gods, and tfaemfelues, to fweepc all the holy roomes : they might goe on Procef-
fion with the Priefts, but not fing, nor goe vp the ftaires of the Temple : their food was
boiled flefli and hot bread, recciued of almes, the fmoke whereof \^ as offered vnto their
Gods: they eate and lay all togcther,but lay in their cljOthes. The multitude of Idols and
Idoll Temples inNewSpainewasfuchthat aBiOiopof Mexico in his letters ly^a.faith
ijt Smf Mexle '^^' ^^^ Friers had defaced twcntic thoufand of the one and defolated fiue hundredof
the other: and where in Mexico they had vfedycarely to offer more thcntwentiethou-
fand Harts of Boyes and Cities to their Idols, they now (fayth bee) offcrthem by good
inflruftion to God. God grant ir,
k/ fAc niK Touching iheirPrieftsinMexico'',there wcreromc high Prieflsor Popes, cuenrn-

cav'iA. " dcrthefamcnamc,callcdby the Mexicans, Ti«^iW, as they fliould fay, Soueraigne Bi-
fiiops : others, as before you baue heard, were of inferiour ranke. The Priefts of p'tt-ctlt-
fsitz,U fucceeded by linages of certainc quarters of the Citie, deputed for that purpofe :
and thofe ofotbcr Idols came by ele£tion,or by being offered to the Temple in their In-
fancie. The daily exercife of the PrieHs was to cafl incenfe on the Idols, which was done
foure times in the fpace of a naturall day : at breake of day, at noone,at Sun-fet, at mid-
night. At mid-D!gbt all the chiefe Officers of the Temple did ryfe, and infteadof Bels
they did found a long time vpon Trumpets,Cornets, and FIutcs,vcry heaui! j ; which be-
ing ended, he that did the Office that weeke, flept forth attyred in a white Robe with a
Ccnfor in in h'ls hand, full ofcoles, which he tooke from the harth, burning continually
before the Altar; in the other hand he had a purfe full of incenfe, which hcc caft into the
Cenfor, and entring theplace where the Idoll was he incenfed it with great reuerencc;
then tooke he a cloth with the which hcc w iped the Altar and the Curtins. This done,
they went all into a Chappell, and there did beat themfelues and draw bloud with Bod-
kins, as is faid : this was alwayes done at mid-night. None other but the Prieftes might
intermeddle with their Sacrifices, and cuery one did employ hirofelfe according to his
dignitie and degree. They did likcwife preach to the people at fome Feaftcs. They had
* Cortes narrat. reuenues and great offerings. They had* conuenienthoufcs for their habitation. They
ware blacke garments , and cut not nor combed their haire in the time of their rnini-
flration,
lAcoll h.ci( T^° Mexican Priefls i were thus annoynted ; they annoynted the bodie from the foot
tothehead, andallthehairclikewife, which hung liketreffes, or a Horfe-mairie, for
that they applyed this vndlion wet and moifl. Their haire grew fo' that in time it hung
downe to their hammes, infomuch , that the weight made it burthenfomc .-for they
iieuer cut it vntil they dyed,or were difpenfed with for their great 3ge,or were employed
in gouetnments , or fome honourable charge in the Common-wealth. They car-
ried their haire in trcffes of fixe fingers breadth , which they dyed blackc with the fume

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CHAP.n. AMERICA.



theet^ht'Bookg.



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ofSapine,Firrc,or Rofine. They were al vvayes died with this tinfture, from the footc
vnto the head/o as they were like vnto fliining Negros. This was their ordinaric vn-
dlion ; they had another when they went to facrifice or incenfc on the tops of moun-
taines.or in darkeCauesjwhere their Idols were, vfing alio certaine ceremonies, to
takeiwayfeare , and add courage. This vniftion was made with diucrs vcnemoiis
beafts.as Spider$,Scorpions, Salamanders, and Vipcts, which the boyes' in the Col-
ledges tooke and gathered toge:her : wherein they were fo expert,as they were alway
furnifhed when the Priefts called forthem. They tooke all thefc together, and burns
them vpon the harth of the Temple which was before the Altar, vntill they were con-
fumed to afl-kcs. Then did they put them in Morters with much Tobacco or Petum,
whichmakeththemloofetheir force mingling likewifc with thcfe afhes , fcorpions,
fpiders,and palmers aliue.Aftcr this.they put to it a certain feed being grownd.which
they called Olololucht^ui, whereohhc Indians made drinkes to fee Viiions,for that the
vcrtuc of this herb is to depriuc men of fenfe: they did likewife grindc with thefe aflies
blacke and hairie wormes.whofe haire onely is venemous: all which they mingled to-
oethcr with black,or the fume of Rofine,putting it in fmall pots, which they fct before
iheir God, faying it was his meatc, and therefore called it a diuine mcate. By meanes
of this oyntment they became Witches, and did fee and fpeakc with the DiuelL The
Priefts being flubbered with this oyntment, loU all feare, putting on a fpirit of cruel-
tic. Byrcafonwhereofthcy did very boldly kill men in their facrifices, went all alone
in the night time to the mountaines , and into obfcure Caues, contemned all wildc
beafts,belecuing, that Lyons.Tygres.Serpents, and the reft flcdde from them by vcr-
tuc hereof.

This Petum did alio feruc to cure the ficke,and for children ; all reforted to them as
to their Sauiour.to applie vnto them this Diuine Phyficke,as they called it. They vfcd
manifolde other fuperrtitions to delude the people, in tying fmall flowers about their
ncckes,and firings with Imall bones of Snakes, commanding them to bathe at cer-
taine times, to watch all night at the IZJ/w/wf harth ^ to catc no other bread but that
which had becne offered to their Gods, that they fhould ( vpon all occafions ) repairc
to their wifards.who with certaine grainestolde fortunes, and diuincd, looking into
kcclers and pailes fullof water.Thc forcerers and ' miniftcrs of the diuell vfcd much to J Their w k'
befmeare themfelues.There were an infinite number of thefe witches, diuiners.inchan- ches.
tcrs,and the like : and flill there rcmainc of them (but fecrct) not daring publikely to
cxcrcife their fuperftitions.

The Mexicans '" had amongft them a kindc of baptifmc , which they did with cut-
ting the cares and members of yong children,hauing fome rcfemblance of the lewifli
circumcifion.This ceremonic was done principally to the fonnesof Kings and Noble-
men : prefently vpon their birth the Priefts did wafh them , and did put a little fword
in the right hand,inthcleft a Target. And to the children of the vulgar fort, theyput
the matkesofthcircallings,and to their daughters, inftruments to fpinnc, knit, and
labour.

The Mexican hifloric afore- mcntioned,in the third part therof.fheweth in pitfturcs
their policic andcuftomes. When achilde wasbornc(as is there defcribed) it was
laide in a Cradle ; foure dayes after,the midwife brought it naked.with the inlfrumenc
ofthe trade(asis faid)in the hand, into the yard ; where were prepared BuU-rufhcs
and a little pan ofwater.in which (lie wafhed the fame. Three boyes fate by eating
tofied Mais,with fodden Frizoles in a little pan.and at the mid wiues appointment na-
med the childe with a loudcvoyce. Afccr twentie dayes they went with it into the
Templc.and prefented the fame in prcfcnce ofthe Prieft, with an offering : and being
of fiftecneyeares.committed him to the high Priefl of that Temple to be taughtjif they
would after haue him a Prieft : or if they would haue him a fouldier , they committed
him tothcMaftct thereof^ with an offering of meatc alfo. In this bookc is pidfured
how they inftruft and feede them at three ycares of age,giuing them halfc a cake : how
at foure with awholeCakc : at fiuc burthening and exercifing their bodies , and
fetting iheir daughters to fpinnc .- how at fix they excrcifc ihcm in gathering vp corne

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vnco infants.



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Mex.pia.hifir.

Education df
children in
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8o4 Of^li^iousTlaces andferfons'm Ne-^'S^Ains/src. C H a P.i i.



fpillcd on the ground.or the like : at fcucn in fifhing. There is likewife defcribed their
ieuerc difcipline in punifhing them with Mangucz. The Pricfts did cxercife their
PU'piils in bodily leruicesofthe Temple, ingoing to the Mounraines to facrifice, in
Mufickc,obferuingthctimebythcft3rrc$,andthe!ikc. Olde men of thrccfcorc and

Drunkaid, ten, might be publiquely drunken without control], which to young (bikes ofboth

thecues, adul- j-^^^^ ^^^ death ,as was theft aifo and adulterie.

n'^Their'mar- The Pricfts " alfo had their office in marriages. The Bridegroome and the Bride

riages. flood together before the Priefl,who tooke them by the handes , asking them if they

would marrie : vndcrftanding their will, he tocke a corner of the vaile, wherewith the
woman had her head couercd, and a corner of the mans gownc, which he tied to-
gether on a knot.and fo led them thus tied to the Bridcgroomcs houfe, where there
was a harth kindled. Then he cau!ed the wife to goe feuen times about the harth.and
io the married couple fate down togethcr.and thus was the marriage ccntra6ted. That
bookeof pi<fli!rcsdefcribesitthus :any4w^«ff/^or Broker carried the Bride on her
backeatthc beginning of the night, foure women attending with Torches of Pine-
trceRofenncd. At the Bridcgroomcs houfe his parents rcceiue her, andcarrieher to
him in a hall, where they are both caufcd to (it on a mat, ncerc a fire, and tied together
with a corner oftbeirapparell.and a perfume of Copale wood i; made to their Gods.
Two oldc men, and as,many olde women were prefent. The married couplecatc, and
then thcfe olde folkes,which after this fepcracc them afundcr, and giue them good in-
ftruilions for Oeconomicall duties.

o Gomarit.purt. In other parts of New-Spaine ° they vfed other marriage-rites ; at Tlaxcajjan the

i,pag.iif. Bridegroome and Bride polled their heads, to fignifie, that from thencetbrth all chii-
difhcourles fhould belaide afide. AtMichuacanthe Bride mufllooke directly vpon
the Br degroomCjOr elfe the marriage was notperfeft. In Mixteop.-in they vfed to car-
rie the Bridegroome vpon their backes,as if he were forced : and then they both ioine
hands, and knit their mantles together with a.great knot.Tbe Macatecas did not come
together in t wentie daies after marriage, but abode in fafting and praier all that while,
facrificing their bodies and annointing the mouths of theldolls with their bloqd . In
Panuco the husbands buy their wiues for a bow, two arrowes, and a net; and after-
wards the father in law fpeaketh notone word to his fonne in-law forthefpaccof a
year. Whc n he hath a chiid,hc lieth not with his wife in two years Qfter,left flie fhould
be with childeagaine before the other be out of danger ; fonie fucke twe!ue yearcs.-
and for this caufe they hauc many wiucs. No woman,whilc fheehath her difeaie,may
touch or dreflc any thing.

Adulterie in Mexico was death : common women were permitted,but no ordinary
ftewes. The diucll did many times talkc with their Piicft, and with fome orhcr Ru-
lers and particular pcrfons. Great gifts were offered vnto him whom the Diuellhad
vouchfafed this conference. He appeared vnto them in many (hapes.and was often fa-
miliar with them. He to whom he appeared, carried about him, painted, the likencfl'e
"wherin he fliewcd himfelfc the firft time. And they painted his Image on their doores,
benches, and euery corner of the houfe. Likewife,according to his Protean and diuer-
fiiicdapparitionsthey painted him in many fhapes.

AcoLUxS. I^ belonged alfo to the office of the Priefts and religious in Mexico, to interre the

dead.and doe their obfequici.The places where they buried them were their gardens
and courts of their owne houfcs .- others carried them to the places of facrifices, which
■were done in the mountains; others burnt them.and after buried the afhes in theTcm-
plesjbiirying with them whatfoeuer they had,ofapparelI,ftones,and jcweJls.They did
fing the tunerall offices like Refponds,oftcn lifting vp the dead body,with many cere-
monies. At thcfe mortuaries they did cate and drinke ; and it it were a perfon ofquali-
tic,thcy gaue apparell to fuch as came.Whcn one was dead, his friends came with their
ptefent$,and faluted him as ifhewereliuing. And if he were a King or Lord of fome
To wnc.thcy offered fome flaues to be put to death with him, to ferue him in the other
world. They likewife put to death his Prieft or Chaplainc ( for euery Nobleman had a
Prieft for his doniellicall holies) that he might execute his office with the dead. They

likewife



Chap. 12. AMERICA. Theekk'BooKe. ^6j



like wife killed his Cookc,lils Butler,DwarfFes,and deformed mcOjand whofoeucr had
mod ferued him, though he were his brother. And to preuenc poucrtie, they buried
with them much wcakhjasGod Siluer,Stones,Curtins, and other rich pceccs. And if
they burned the dcad,they vfed the hke with al! his feruants.and ornaments they gaue
liim for the other world,andlaftly, buried the afhes with great folemnitie. The obfe-
quies continued tenne dayes with mournefull 'ongs, and the Pricfts carried away the
dead with innmnerablc ceremonies. To the Noble-men they gaue their honourable
Enfi"nes,Armcs,aud [articular Blazons, which they carried before the body to the
place of burning, marching as in a Proccflion, where the Pricfts and Officers of the
Temple went with diuers furnitures,and ornaments, fome cafting incenfe, others fing-
jng,andfome making the Drummcs and Flutes to found the moarnfulletl accents of
forrow. The Prieft who did the office was decked with the markes of the Idoll which
the Noble-men had rcptcfentcd : for all Noble-men did reprefent Idolls,and carrie the
na.me offomeonc, » « ; •

The * Mexicans honoured the befl fouldiers with akindc of Knighthood, of which ^^cojlj.g^.ie
wcrethreeOrders.-onewareared ribband, which was the cbitfe : the fecond was
the Lion orTygcr knight : the Grey Knight was the meaneft : they had great priuiled-
ges. Their Knighthood had thefe funcrall folcmnities. They brought the corps to the
placeappointed.andenuironingit, andall the baggage,with Pine-trees, fet fire ther-
on.malntaining the fame with gutmnie wood, till all were confumed.Then came forth
aPrieft attired likea diuell.hauing mouths vpon euery ioynt of him, and many eyes of
glalTe.holding a gteat ftaffe with which he mingled all the allies with terrible and fear-
full gcftures.

When the King of q Mexico ficlcened, they vfed forthwith to put aVifor oh tKe q Lgp.de Gotm
face ofTez.eatlipt{ca or Vitz,ilivitz,lt, or fomeoiher Idoll, which was not taken a. f'^'^^'^-f-'i- i^-
way till he mended or ended.If he died^ word was prcfently fent into all his dominions
for pubfke lamentations, and Noble men were fummoncd to the funeralls. The bodie
was laideon a Mat.and watched foure nights,then waflied,and a locke of haire cutoff
for a relikcjfor therein (faid they) remained the remembrance of his foulc.After this aa
Emerald was pu in hs mouth, and his bodie flirowded infeuenteene riclr mantles,
coflly and curioufly wrought. Vpon the vppcr mantle was ict the Deuice or Amies of
fomcldolljwhereuntohehadbeenemoftdcuout in his life time, and in his Temple
{hould the body be buried. Vpon his face they put a Vifor painted with foule and d'i-
uellifli gcfturcs.befet with Jewells : then they killed the flaue,whofe office was to light
the Lainps,and make fire to the Gods of hisPallace. This done, they carried the body'
to the Temp.'e/omc carrying Targcts,Arrowes,Mafes,and Enfignes, to hurle into the
funcrallfire. ThchighPrieft and his crew recciue him at the Temple gate with afor-
rowfuU Song.and after he hath faid certaine words, the body is caft into the fire there,
prepared for that purpofe, together with Jewells: alfo a Dogge newly ftrangled. to
guide his way. In the mean-while two hundred perfons were facrificed by the Priefts,
ormore, to ferue him,as is faid. The fourth day after.fifteene flaucs were facrificed for
his foulc,and vpon the twentieth day, fiue ; on the fixticth, three, &c, The a{Jies with
the locke of haire was put in a Cheft,painted on the infidejWith ditiellifli fhapes. toge-
ther with another locke of haire, which had beene rcferued fince the time of his birth.
On this Chert was fet the Image of the King ; thckinred offered great gifts before the
fame. The King ofMechuacanobfcrued the hkebloudie rites ; many Gentlewomen
were by the new King appointed their offices in theirferuice to the diceafed,and while
his bodie was burning were mailed with clubbes, and buried foure and foure in a
grauc. Many women-fljues and free maydens were flaine to attend on thefe Gentle-
women. But I would not burie my Reader in thefe direful! graues of men cruell in life
and death. Let vs feckc fome Feftiuall argument, if that may be more delightful].



Zzz a Chap.



8o6



Of thefupputatmi of times feaUs^zsrc. C n a p . 1 2 .



t AcO^-l'i.Cl,



b GsM.f.jiy.
Mexican hifl.

M.S.ap.Hak.-
hach this K;i>
iendar.



Opinion of
fiue Sunncs.



Mexica feafls.




C H A P. X I I I.

Ofthefitpputationoftmes^FeFlitiallfolemmtics.Colkdges^Schoole!^
Letters fipiniens^and other rem^rkeable things
in JVew-Spaine.

He Mexicans » diuidcd the ycarc into cightccne moncths, afcribin^ to
each twcnciedayes.fo that the fiue odde dayes were excluded. Thclc
fiue they reckoned apart, and called them the daies of nothing : durin<»
the which,the people did nothing, neither went to their Temples, but
fpent the time in vifiting each othcr.-the facrificerj likewife ceafed their
facrificcs.Thefe fiue dayes being paft, the firft month began about thetwentie fix pi'
February. (j<»w4r4 '' fets downe their moneths names in order. The Indians defcribed
them by peculiar pi6lure8,commonly taken of the principal! fcaft therin.They accoun-
ted their weekes by thirteene dayes : they had alfo a vveeke of yeares which was like-
wife thirteencThey reckoned by a certaine wheele, which contayncd foure weekes,
that is.two and fiftie yeares. In the midft of this wheele was painted the Sunne, from
which went foure beames of lines.in croflc,of diftinft colours, grecne, blew, red-,and
yellow ; and fo the lines betwixt thefe .• on which they noted by ibmc pid^utc, :he ac-
cident that befell any yeare.as the Spaniards comming, marked by a man clad in red.
The laft night when this wheele was run about, they brake all their veflcls and ftufte,
put out their fire and all the lights,faying,tbat the world fhould end at the finifliing of
one ofthefewheclcs.and it might be at that time; and then what fiiould fuch things
need? Vpon this conceit they paflcd the night in great feare, but when they faw the
day begin to breakc,they prefently beat many Drums.with much other mirth and wu-
ficke,faying,that God did prolong the time with another age oftwo and fiftie years.
And then began another wheele ; the firft day whereof they tooke new fire, for which
they went to the Prieft,who fetched it out of a mountaine, and made a folemne facri-
ficc and thankfgiuing.The twcntie dales ofeach month were called by fcuerall names,
the firft CipaRh which fignificth a Spadc.and lo the reft a houfc,a Dogge, a Snake, an
Eagle, a Tcmple,and the like. By this Calendar they kecpe things in memory abouc
nine hundred years fincc. The Indians of Chlhu* did beleeue that the Gods had made
the world.thcy knew not how : and that fincc the creation , foure Sunnes were paft,
and that the fift and laft is the Sunnc.which now giueth light vnto the world.

The firft Sunne ( forfooth) periftied by water,and all liuing creatures therwith : the
fecond fell from heauen.and with the fall flew all lining creatures, and then were ma-
ny Giants in the countrey : the third Sunne was confumed by fire; and the fourth, by
Xempcftofayreand winde ;andthcn mankinde petiflied not, but was turned into
Apes : yet when thatfourth Sunne periftied, all was turned into darknefle, and fo con-
tinued fiue and twentie years : and at the fifteenth yearc, God did forme one man and
woman.who brought forth childrcn,and at the end of other ten yeares appeared this
fiftSunncnewlybornCjWhich after their reckoning is now in this yearc 1612. nine
hundred and eightecne yeares fince. Three dayes after this Sunne appeared, they held
that all the Gods did die, and that thefe which fincc they worfliip , were borne in pro-
ccflc oftime.

At the end ofeueric twentie daiesthe Mexicans celebrated a Fcaft called 7"off«///,
which was the laft day of euery moueth. The laft day of the firft month was called 1 la-
f4A'//)ft'<</'~f/',on which were flaine a hundred captiucs in facrificc, and eaten, others
putting on the skins (asbefore is fhewcd.) Many of them would goe to the flaughtcr
with ioyfuU countenance,dancing,3nd demanding almes, which befell to the Priefts.
Whenthegreenecorncwasafoctc abouc the ground, they vfedto goeto a certaine
Hill,and there facrificed two children,a Girle and a Boy .three yeares olde , to the ho-
nour of T/4/«-,God of Water,that they might haue raine : and bccaufe thefe children
were frcc-borne, their hearts were not plucked out, but their throats being cut, their

bodies



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bodies were wrapped in a new mantk, and buried in a grauc of flonc.

When the fields ofMaiz. were two footc high,a Colledion was made, and tlicre-
with were bought foure httle fljues, betwixt the age of 6ue and fcucn, and they were
facrificedairotoT/<«/oc, for the continuance of rainc : and thofe dead bodies were
' rhutvp in a Caue appointed to that piirpofe. The beginning of this butcherie, was, by
occafion ofa drought which continued fourc yeares, and forced them to leauethe
Countrcy. When the Maiz was ripe,in the moneth and Feaft Hueitoz^ath, cuery mars
gathered his handful of Maiz .and brought it to the Temple for an oftering,vvith a cer-
tainc drinke called e^/f /«/i,made ofthe fame graine. They brought alfo Copallt,a. fweeE
oummc,toincenfe the Gods which caufe the cornc to grow. At the beginning of
Summer they celebrated the Feaft 7 laxuchimctico^Wwh Roles and all fwcet flowers,
making Garlands thereof, to feton their Idollshcads,and fpcnding all that day in dan-
cine. To celebrate the Feaft Ticutlhutth, all the principall perfons of each Prouince,
•came to theCitie on the eucningofthcFeaft.and apparelled a woman with thc.attire
ofthe Godoffjlt, who daunced among a great companie of her neighbours , but the
next day was facrificcd with much folemnitie.and all that day was fpent in deuotion,
burning of Incenfe in the Temple. The Merchants had a Temple by themfclues, de-
dicate to tlie Codofgaw-.xhzy made their Feaft vpon the day called AiiccailhHitl^wher-
jn were facrificcd aiid eaten many captiues, which they had bought, and all the day

fpencindauncing.

In the feaft oiP'cbfamz.Ui they facrificed a woman, whofe skinnc was put vpon an
Tndian.which two dayes together daunced with ihcTownfmcn, celebrating the fame

Feaft in their bcft attire.

In the day ofH4f^w.v/i:./aheMexicanscntred into the Lake with a greatnumber
ofCanoas.and there drowned a boy and a girle.in a httle Boat, which they caufedto



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